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Photograph of professor Ginny Steinhagen

Sharing the German Language with High School Students

Ginny Steinhagen is the Faculty Coordinator for the German College in Schools program, which gives high school students the opportunity to experience college-level courses. The German department helped pioneer the program at the University. Over 500 students participate from twenty-four different schools throughout Minnesota. To foster community, Steinhagen organizes two field days every year where CIS students can connect with other high school students who also learn German.
Photograph of professor Leslie Morris

Delving into Jewish Culture

Professor Leslie Morris took a very indirect path to becoming who she is today. She was adamant about pursuing a degree in English, but was “bitten by the bug” of German during her last year of college. As a comparatist, much of her work has revolved around the aftermath of the Holocaust and setting German literature in a broader European and Anglo-American context.
Photograph of an undergraduate student, Annamarie Moline

Q&A with Annamarie Moline

Sophomore Annamarie Moline is an energetic GSD student and serves as co-president of the University of Minnesota Swedish Club. She enjoys being in the department because her classes have given her a broader world perspective. “I’m starting to realize that I hit a goldmine and am lucky to be a part of something so great,” she says.
Photo of a building in Munich, Germany

Environmental Humanities Course Expands Internationally

University of Minnesota professors, in partnership with the Rachel Carson Center (RCC) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) brought graduate students from seven different areas of study together to explore interdisciplinary practices of ecocriticism in the seminar course Transatlantic Environmental Humanities. Graduate students in this seminar participated in dialogues with peers and scholars abroad that has inspired new research projects and created opportunities beyond the classroom.